(Not So) Fun Fact: Death of Inês de Castro

Fun facts about Portugal

Inês de Castro was the lover of the future Peter I of Portugal. When his legal wife died, he married her in secret. King Afonso IV of Portugal didn’t think she was highborn enough to be queen, so he sent three assassins to murder her. When Peter I became king, two assassins were captured and their hearts ripped out in a brutal and symbolic move.

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